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The Yale University Department of Surgery offers a Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) approved breast surgery fellowship. This one-year clinical fellowship will train future leaders in breast surgical oncology in the multidisciplinary aspects of breast cancer care, including breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, imaging, pathology, plastic surgery, genetics, survivorship, and palliative care. Trainees will not only be exposed to state-of-the-art techniques, but will have the opportunity to participate in basic, translational and/or clinical and outcomes research.

Applicants must be BE/BC in General Surgery, able to be licensed in Connecticut, and approved by the Yale Medical Group. Yale is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants are invited to apply through the Society of Surgical Oncology here:

For additional program information, contact Janine Hoffmann at 203-200-1518 or

Research Overview

  • Formal didactic courses
    • Clinical research methods 
    • Biostatistics
  • Human Research Protection/CITI Training
  • Journal Club 
  • Mini-symposia 
  • National conferences/presentations
  • Manuscript requirement

Program Philosophy and Structure

To train outstanding breast surgeons with a foundation of interdisciplinary breast cancer management
  • Apprenticeship model in breast surgery (6 months)
  • Discipline-specific rotations (6 months)
  • Requirements for research/academic inquiry and community outreach

Training Program Director:

Brigid Killelea, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Chief of Breast Surgery
Director, The Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven (Interim)
Program Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Breast Fellowship Coordinator:

Janine Hoffmann

Phone: 203-200-1518

Fax: 203-200-2503


Contact Information

20 York Street
North Pavilion, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203-200-1518

Breast Center: 203-200-2328

Fax: 203-200-2503